News tagged with health hazards

State sets goal for limiting drinking water pollutant

The California Environmental Protection Agency has issued the nation's first public health goal for hexavalent chromium, the cancer-causing heavy metal made infamous after activist Erin Brockovich sued in 1993 over contaminated ...

Jul 30, 2011
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NY town enacts tough cell tower limits

(AP) -- A Long Island township has imposed restrictions on the placement of new cell towers that are among the toughest in the country, and one phone company says it effectively bans new construction.

Sep 23, 2010
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Smoke from fireworks is harmful to health

The metallic particles in the smoke emitted by fireworks pose a health risk, particularly to people who suffer from asthma. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers from the Institute of Environmental ...

Nov 16, 2010
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IMF chief says SMS tax could help Philippines

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde urged the Philippines on Friday to tax mobile phone messages to shore up state funds in a country sometimes called the world's text message capital.

Nov 16, 2012
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Respiratory risk from hospital cleaning fluids

Cleaning fluids used in hospitals may pose a health risk to both staff and patients. A pilot study published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health has found that potentially hazardous chemicals are cont ...

Mar 27, 2009
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WHO says no travel bans needed for Japan

(AP) -- The World Health Organization says Tokyo's radiation levels are increasing but still not a health risk and it sees no reason to ban travel to Japan because of its nuclear crisis.

Mar 21, 2011
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